We are still working with National Grid to persuade them to put powercables underground within and adjacent to the Lake District National Park.  Many thanks to the 1010 people who contacted National Grid, their MP and Liz Truss at Defra for helping show the strength of public feeling about the damaging nature of development within the National Park, especially now it is a candidate World Heritage Site.  We are also very grateful for the donations which will go towards costs for specialist and legal advice during the Examination period for the project in 2017.

In December 2015, National Grid announced the postponement of the next official consultation by two months from April to June 2016. This means that the next round of public consultation on the NWCC project starts on 6th June 2016.  This consultation will deal with the exact route that the powerlines will take and what technology will be used to transmit the power.  This could be anything from 50m tall traditional pylons, T-pylons and “low height” pylons to undergrounding.  Once the documents have been published we will be encouraging members and supporters to comment on them to ensure that the landscape of the Lake District is protected from inappropriate development.  More information will be available on the website to help people to respond.